Sharpening at The Arts Centre (Rekindle Workshop, upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard)
This course will only be taught at Level One and below.
Come & learn the basics of sharpening - how to get a great edge on everything from kitchen knives to woodworking tools to garden implements. Make friends with your tools and make them last a lifetime with this essential resourceful skill. This workshop focuses on learning to sharpen with cheap and readily available equipment.
Bringing your own knives or tools is encouraged. Not all of them will be able to be sharpened in this workshop, but you'll leave with an understanding of how to do it.
There are 8 places available in this workshop.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.
About your tutor
Douglas Horrell has been teaching with Rekindle since 2017 and specialises in hand-carved, functional items such as spoons and bowls, as well as having an interest in chair-making and other greenwood traditions. He also has a growing interest in toolmaking - forging his own tools from high carbon steel. He hopes to offer locally-made carving tools to Rekindle students in the future. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook as @cleftcraft
Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.
This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants
We are grateful to the support of CNZ, which has enabled us to offer this workshop at a subsidised rate.
Management of COVID-19 risk:
Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members; hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.
Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.
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